Report Reveals Serious Health Risks at Private Housing Not Being Tracked by Officials

A recent watchdog report revealed that the Pentagon does not properly monitor and track poor conditions of privatized housing that pose serious health risks for U.S. service members and their loved ones.

According to an article published by Task & Purpose, “Despite the well-publicized prevalence of mold, lead paint, and other unsafe health conditions among private military housing units in recent years, the Defense Department appears to be experiencing issues when it comes to actually monitoring how widespread those problems have become…The good news is that the vast majority of the units inspected as part of the IG audit of privatized military housing were in good condition. Out of 28,759 houses that had open work orders as of June 30, 2021, just 58 were determined to have a condition that was considered unsafe or unhealthy.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability